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As Jason McLaughlin quickly learns in Meeting Paddy O'Rourke, have a leprechaun in your life can be quite an adventure. When eight-year-old Jason suddenly becomes the victim of some unfortunate and unexplainable pranks, his Grampa Mac suspects that Paddy O'Rouke, the leprechaun, is behind Jason's troubles. Grampa Mac introduces Jason to Paddy O'Rouke, has as his father once did to him, and he explains that knowing a leprechaun can be both a blessing and a challenge. As Jason celebrates the holidays with his family, he comes to appreciate that his life has changed forever. Meeting Paddy O'Rourke is a fun filled novel for young readers, and Patti's endearing and unusual characters are sure to capture the imagination of her audience.
The second installment of the surprising adventures of youg Jason and the leprechaun he has inherited from his grandfather. Now almost nine years old, Jason looks forward to his much anticipated spring break in Destin with his family and friends - but their plans are threatened by the appearance of the bratty cousins and a series of other near catastrophies. While Paddy continues to reveal in impish pranks at the expense of Jason's pride, he and his unusual friends are also close at hand to smooth the way for his young friend when the need arises. Readers of all ages will enjoy the spirited comedy that develops in Spring Break with Paddy O'Rourke as we come to better know Ms. Pruitt's engaging characters in this rollicking sequel to Meeting Paddy O'Rourke.